2023 marks the University of Michigan
Orthodontic Program’s 100th Anniversary!

In 1923, the University of Michigan, College of Dental Surgery became the first dental school to offer graduate training in orthodontics leading to a Master of Science degree. In 1928 the school name changed to the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. In 1938, construction began on the Kellogg building, which was built specifically for postdoctoral graduate dental education. UM Orthodontics has remained in this location since that time. Our program has a long and storied history that has led to our honored traditions and continuous focus on excellence in orthodontic education, patient care and research. 
Today, we continue to work hard to graduate residents with the array of skills needed to become master clinicians. We will provide a more complete history of the department in both written and visual form during our 2023 Centennial Celebration. Lots of fun stories to share, including your own. This will be a great time to catch up with classmates, reconnect with faculty, and make new friends! 

We will be holding events in celebration of this 100th year anniversary over the 2023 Moyers Symposium weekend, including an evening University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Reception at “The Big House” on Saturday, March 4th. Please plan to join us to receive your Centennial pin and written history of the last 100 years of Orthodontics at Michigan. 

Join us to help celebrate this monumental occasion! 

Ensure your information is up-to-date, especially your email. Please send updates to sodalumnirelations@umich.edu.



Saturday, March 4, 2023


6:00 p.m.


Jack Roth Stadium Club Michigan Stadium, 1201 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Centennial Celebration Stadium Parking:

 Parking will be available at the stadium at lots SC 35 (Champions North) & SC 36 (Buffalo Lot) off of E. Keech Ave (See Link Below). Please enter off of Main St. and E. Keech Ave. There will be parking attendants at this lot, make sure you tell them you are with the Orthodontic Centennial Celebration. To enter the Jack Roth Stadium Club, walk across the street to Gate 9, there will be Stadium Staff at this door for directions. For those with mobility issues, there will be a golf cart bringing people from the lot to Gate 9. For directions to lots, please use the link HERE.

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Moyers Symposium

The Symposium, which began in 1974, honors Dr. Robert E Moyers. Dr. Moyers chaired the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics (1953-1966) and later was the Founding Director of the UM Center for Human Growth and Development (1964-1980). The Center was established as a university-wide interdisciplinary unit to better understand childhood growth and development.

Under his leadership, the Center gained international prominence not only for interdisciplinary research in craniofacial biology, but also in developmental biology, nutrition, public health, morphometrics, anthropology, linguistics, and pediatrics.

Author of the textbook, Handbook of Orthodontics, Moyers was elected to the Royal College of Surgeons in London (1955). He received the profession’s highest award, the Albert H. Ketcham Award (1988) and was posthumously inducted into the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry’s Hall of Honor (2004).

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